So let's see what's in the second last box of the season:
1. Tomatoes - yes - more... mmm... savor them before they are gone for another year!
2. Kale - it's the time for soups - add some kale to sneak extra vitamins in to your favorite soup
3. Edamame- edible soybeans are really good and these guys are at their peak right now. Boil for 5 minutes, add salt and pinch the soybeans into your mouth (throwing away the pods). You can also remove the beans from the pod after boiling and use in some of the recipes you find online. Here's our simple version.
4. Green and purple beans- we planted a second planting of beans mid-summer so that we could enjoy them now- so enjoy! Eat fresh, cooked or blanch and freeze them to enjoy later.
5. Delicata squash- These are the long, striped squash in the box. We started growing this variety last year after seeing them featured a lot at Wegmans. Check out Wegmans website for some great recipe ideas. Andy does not like winter squash - but DOES like this variety a lot!
6. Sunshine Kabocha- This is the orange, pumpkin-looking squash in the box. This is our first year growing this variety and we haven't tried it yet ourselves. However, it won several best flavor awards last year, so see what you think. It can be prepared like an acorn squash or you can scoop out the flesh and cube it to use in a recipe.
7. Yellow onion - one more onion from the garden this year!
8. Drying beans - That container of odd looking, dried pods is not a mistake. Open the pods to find some of the black beans and kidney beans we grew this year. Remove them from the pod and let them dry flat for a few days before storing in a container until needed. Make a mixed-bean chili or taco soup.
9. Colored sweet peppers- orange and red peppers have been ripening this week. Check to see what color you received.
10. More parlsey - we have lots of parsley right now- so we're sharing it with you- enjoy!